The Staff Association`s bargaining analysis document indicates the status of all contractual clauses for companies during negotiations and will be updated immediately after the trading sessions. Of the 61 per cent of staff who participated in the survey, an overwhelming majority of 97 per cent voted in favour of the new agreement. ComSuper employees recently voted to increase wages, making the 450-employee agency the first SPG employer to negotiate and approve a salary contract under the framework. This is, in addition to NBN Co. recently approved a new contract and salary offer with employees. These agreements can set the direction for other agencies and staff. For more information on the APSC Enterprise Bargaining Framework, please see: www.apsc.gov.au/aps-employment-policy-and-advice/workplace-relations/2014-workplace-bargaining-policy The new trading policy reinforces the focus on measurable savings and productivity initiatives to finance possible increases in staff costs. All agencies must obtain the approval of the APSC so that the proposed agreements are affordable and offer real productivity compensation, with guaranteed current savings, before wage increases can be proposed. It also means that any improvement in payment or conditions must be funded by the Agency`s existing budget allocations, without redirecting program resources for the duration of the agreement.
Agora Consulting can advise government agencies currently negotiating their enterprise agreements by providing the following information: The results of a survey of union members in May 2020 indicate strong support from CSIRO staff for the conclusion of negotiations and a vote by all employees on the current Enterprise Agreement (EA) proposal. Preparing and managing an enterprise agreement is tedious and difficult for all organizations. The latest round of negotiations for federal public sector organizations brings a few additional layers of complexity: federal government authorities must also ensure that they have taken into account factors such as annual indexation, the application of all efficiency dividends, known future costs, and the long-term effects of increases on aging and exit liabilities.